True, one console family will still be disappointed, as only one of Microsoft and Sony will get the Street Fighter 6 for both generations, with the changed logo, giving it a more original look.
According to Capcom’s announcement, “Street Fighter represents the next evolution of the Street Fighter series, which has sold more than 47 million units since its debut 35 years ago. Powered by Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine, Street Fighter 6 spans three distinct game modes, including Fighting Ground, World Tour and Battle Hub. The experience also includes innovative new gameplay features, plus enhanced visuals for every aspect of the game.
In addition to new gameplay innovations, Street Fighter 6 celebrates what fans love about the franchise by uniting core modes from previous titles – including Arcade Mode, online matches, Training Mode, local versus battles and more – to the Fighting Ground experience. From iconic World Warriors like Ryu and Chun-Li to the final addition to the Street Fighter V roster Luke and the new expert breakdancer / drunken boxer Jamie, players will have a wide range of fighting styles and skills to master.
With all core gameplay modes present, plus two brand new modes and enhanced visuals, Street Fighter 6 redefines the classic fighting game genre. Returning in Street Fighter 6 are Ryu, Chun-Li and Luke, who have undergone striking redesigns for this new generation. A brand new challenger, Jamie, is joining them, who will add his flair to the game with his unpredictable move set. The Street Fighter franchise continues to hone its skills and redefine the fighting genre by introducing three new foundational modes—Fighting Ground, World Tour, and Battle Hub. World Tour is a single-player immersive story mode that pushes the boundaries of a fighting game and allows players to leave their legacy with their player avatar. Battle Hub is a destination that provides players with new and unique ways to engage, communicate and interact.
Street Fighter’s first-ever Real-Time Commentary Feature, supported with subtitles in 13 languages, incorporates the voices of popular Fighting Game Community (FGC) commentators like Vicious and Aru directly into the game to narrate what is happening on-screen just like an actual tournament. The Classic Control Type returns alongside a brand new option, the Modern Control Type, allowing players to jump straight into the action with simplified inputs. Street Fighter 6 introduces the Drive System, a new gauge used to perform five distinct techniques that enhance a player’s offensive or defensive capabilities.”
And here are the relevant parts from the PlayStation Blog announcement: “Introducing the Drive System, a gauge you’ll need to manage wisely and one that is ripe with creativity. You can utilize the Drive Gauge to perform five techniques to enhance your offence or defence quickly. A Drive Impact is a powerful strike that can absorb an opponent’s incoming attack and lead to a wall splat. Use Drive Parry to repel your opponent’s attack and refill your Drive Gauge. Cancel out of a Drive Parry or normal attack into a Drive Rush to quickly close in on your opponent. Overdrive Arts are similar to EX Moves from past games that power up your Special Moves. Use Drive Reversal to perform a counterattack to get you out of tight situations. One gauge, five techniques, unlimited possibilities. Use your creativity to choose which technique to utilize and when. It’s all in your hands!
[…] Classic Control Type is what veterans can expect to use for inputs with its six-button layout. New to Street Fighter 6 is the Modern Control Type, allowing more accessible inputs where a special move can be performed by combining the “Special Move” button with one-directional input. This is perfect for newer players or those who may have found classic command inputs too tricky in the past. With the Modern Control Type, your character will perform some of their flashiest (and best) attacks with just a few button presses. Modern Control Type is optional, but we highly recommend new players give it a try!
[…] Enter the Real Time Commentary Feature. Enter a match, and as the fight goes on, their voices will narrate what is happening on screen, just like an actual tournament. In addition to the added excitement, this feature will also provide easy-to-understand explanations about gameplay. This will help anyone new to Street Fighter better grasp the mechanics to use for future battles! We’ll announce the rest of the lineup in the future.”
Street Fighter 6 will launch in 2023 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PC (Steam, possibly with Denuvo to cripple the performance), and PlayStation 4. No Xbox One version!